Authors: Nai Hua Chen- Michael Lu- Yu Wei Wu
Critic: Alexandra Barker | Digital Assistant: Cristina Ostermier
Structure: Paul Laroque | Facade: Kate Kulpa | Landscape: Nick Koster | Mechanical: Stuart Bridgett
Pratt school of Architecture
The Stockholm concert hall is designed with a reverse concept, bringing the main entrance to the top, and the concert hall is in the center of the massing surrounded by the circulation, public space, and the staff space. The idea is to try to continue the language of the context in the area of Finnboda, Stockholm, which has two cliffs in the back and the sea in the front.
Meanwhile, the idea of superstructure is considered to bear the load of the unconventional design, which attaches the concert hall to the cliff and creates an extended platform from the top of the cliff. Therefore the trusses are part of the elements to be experienced when walking in the lobby area.
The massing is also designed with the idea of continuing the language of the cliffs, therefore, there are apertures not only to access to the sunlight but also create the erosion of the rock. With the facade design, the covering mesh is blurring the sharp boundary between opaque area and glass and gives the effect of semi-transparency.